Hong Kong Med J 1997;3:218-22 | Number 2, June 1997
The management of intermittent claudication
L Chiu, AK AhChong, AWC Yip
Department of Surgery, Kwong Wah Hospital, 25 Waterloo Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Intermittent claudication is a common symptom. It is a marker of generalised antherosclerotic disease and may herald other cardiovascular catastrophes. The aim of management is to reduce the total cardiovascular morbidity and mortality. The functional status and quality of life of severely affected patients can be improved by endovascular and surgical interventions.
Key words: Atherosclerosis; Peripheral vascular diseases; Exercise therapy; Vascular surgery; Angioplasty, balloon
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